Proverbs on money, Part 1

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Proverbs on money

The book of Proverbs has three main authors and has quite a lot to say concerning finances and managing them. This is one of

my favourite books of the Bible.

Proverbs 1:2-3

“2 Written down so we'll know how to live well and right, to understand what life means and where it's going; 3 A manual for

living, for learning what's right and just and fair;” MSG

This is the purpose of the book of Proverbs, wisdom – we need it or we will suffer!

Trust only in God

Proverbs 3:5-6

“5 With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment. 6 Always let him lead you, and he will clear the

road for you to follow.” CEV

Proverbs 11:28 "Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf." ESV

Proverbs 21:17 "Heavy drinkers and others who live only for pleasure will lose all they have." CEV

Proverbs 28:25 "Selfishness only causes trouble. You are much better off to trust the LORD." GNB

Giving / Tithing / First fruits

Proverbs 3:9-10

“9 Honor the LORD by giving him your money and the first part of all your crops. 10 Then you will have more grain and grapes

than you will ever need.” CEV

Put God first, not money and He will bless you.

Keeping up with the Jones'es

Proverbs 12:9 “Better to be ordinary and work for a living than act important and starve in the process.” MSG

Proverbs 13:7 “One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.” ESV

Better a little than …

Proverbs 15:16-17

"16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs

where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it." ESV

Proverbs 16:8 "Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice." ESV

Proverbs 16:19 "It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud." ESV

Proverbs 19:1 "Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool." ESV

Proverbs 19:22 "What matters most is loyalty. It's better to be poor than to be a liar." CEV

Proverbs 28:6 "It's better to be poor and direct than rich and crooked." MSG

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